Program Finance Analyst III in Fort Walton Beach, FL

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Aerospace & Defense   •  

8 - 10 years

Posted 8 weeks ago

Position Summary:

Provide overall guidance and direction to development, maintenance and analysis of the program financial activity, scheduling and performance measurement data. Leadership ability to advise Program Managers, mentor/train other personnel and a strong communicator of financial issues/risks to non-financial personnel. Perform financial planning and analysis for multiple jobs within a line of business. Tasks include but are not limited to, baseline planning, actual cost verification, preparation of Estimates at Completion (EAC), variance analysis, revenue and profit forecasting and general support to the Program Manager/Program Team with business and financial analysis.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership for the Financial & Program Analysis management functions of the company
  • Assure soundness of analysis, good business judgment, compliance with policies and procedures, adequacy of results and that all costs and reasonable fees have been provided for
  • Obtain agreement on previously determined goals and objectives through negotiation, persuasion and advocacy
  • Establish, develop and maintain effective business relationships with internal and external customers
  • Support negotiations with the government, industry prime contractors and foreign customers
  • Conduct difficult analytical studies, monitor trends and be able to accurately interpret the results
  • Support of government compliance and audit activities
  • Understand Standards of Conduct to include: Conflicts of Interests; Improper Practices; Liability and Fraud
  • Understand Contract design and structure to include: FFP; CPIF; CPFF; CPAF; BOA; IDIQ; Foreign Military Sale (FMS); and International Direct Commercial Sale (DCS), and, competitive and sole source procurements
  • Strong grasp of generally accepted accounting principles and an in-depth working knowledge of the Cost Accounting Standards (CAS) and IFRS
  • Participate in Acquisition Planning Strategies including: the definition of contract requirements and risks, and, market research
  • Support Proposal Preparations including: Bid – No Bid requirements; Cost Estimating; Pricing; RFP Review; Risk Mitigation; and Negotiation
  • Understand Source Selection Evaluation Process to include Cost & Price Analysis, Discussions, Debriefings and Protest
  • Program & Finance: Basis of Estimate (BOE) preparation; Budget preparation, reporting and management; Cost & Variance Analysis; Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS); Estimate at Completion (EAC); Cash Management/Working Capital; Forecasting; Contractual Reporting (CDRL, EVM, Cost & Pricing, C/SSR); Risk Management; Return on Investment (ROI); Audit preparation and management; and Program Review preparation
  • Maximize IT utilization through electronic commerce and ERP/Deltek CostPoint
  • Provide Claims and Litigation support involving ASBCA and USCFC
  • General Business Operations Knowledge to include: Management principles; Business Development; HR; Operations; Finance; Accounting; Economics; and Information Technology
  • Ability to interact effectively at all levels and across diverse cultures
  • Support, communicate, reinforce and defend the mission, values and culture of the organization

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field and at least 7 years of progressive experience in a government manufacturing environment
  • MA, MS and/or Professional Certification is highly desirable
  • In-depth knowledge of the FAR, DFAR, CAS & SOX
  • Contract compliance knowledge
  • Developing leadership skills
  • Ability to mentor junior staff members
  • Understand financial analysis principles and have financial analysis skills
  • Working knowledge of IR&D/B&P/Direct Sell and Allowable vs. Unallowable Cost
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office Suite, high level of proficiency with Excel specifically)